Switching From Tobramycin Inhalation Treatment to Tobramycin Inhaler Treatment: The Effect on CF Patients' Adherence and Quality of Life
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01749644
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2012 by Sheba Medical Center. Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
Pseudomonas is a common and virulent respiratory bacteria in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). With time, the infection with Pseudomonas becomes chronic and very difficult to eradicate. The standard treatment of chronic Pseudomonas infection is inhaled Tobramycin which is given every other month.. Inhalation of Tobramycin was proven as an effective treatment that improves the respiratory function and reduces the concentration of bacteria in the sputum. However, inhaled treatment lasts between 15 to 30 minutes twice a day and therefore adherence is a major problem. The effect of switching from inhalation treatment to inhaler treatment on patient's adherence and quality of life has not been studied.
Condition or disease
Alteration in Quality of Life of CF Patients, Following Change of Treatment From Antibiotic Inhalation to Antibiotic Inhaler
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Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Years and older (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
CF patients with chronic pseudomonas infection
Age 6 years and above, Chronic Pseudomonas infection
Younger than 6 years; No chronic PSeudomonas infection